physical therapist

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physical therapy

n. Abbr. PT
The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. Also called physiotherapy.

physical therapist n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.physical therapist - therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorderphysical therapist - therapist who treats injury or dysfunction with exercises and other physical treatments of the disorder
massager - someone who rubs or kneads parts of the body to stimulate circulation and promote relaxation
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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This process helps a physical therapist organize, prioritize data and plan effective treatments well-suited with the problems and goals of the patient/client.
BEIRUT: Jalal Tabaja was struggling to choose the best facility to undergo surgery for lower back pain when his son's principal recommended he see Fady Hanna, a physical therapist. A physician had told Tabaja, 35, he needed immediate surgery for his herniated disc to restore mobility to his left leg.
After a full evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a custom program for you based on a variety of factors.
The textbook is for student and practicing physical therapist assistants (PTA) and for instructors of neurorehabilitation.
Because the intent of the survey was to determine physical therapists' perception of their role in CVD disease prevention, and not their current practice of these specific clinical behaviors, each survey item was worded relative to what a physical therapist "should do" relative to CVD prevention.
Balance devices help dancers cultivate a better sense of their bodies, according to Los Angeles freelance physical therapist Natalie Imrisek.
Physical therapist assistants work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, physical therapists' offices, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health, nursing homes, schools and sports facilities.
Central to the last strategic plan was that the purpose of the Acute Care Section was to serve physical therapist and physical therapist assistant members.
Staffing the ED with a physical therapist can increase patient satisfaction, decrease wait times and ease emergency physicians' workloads, she adds.
Doing so keeps the line of communication open between your doctor and physical therapist, which will be the best for your rehabilitation process.
One key to a successful in-home rehab program is to work with a physical therapist who has experience in stroke rehab.
But Bearden can't go straight to his therapist - under Texas law, anyone who wants to see a physical therapist has to first see a physician and get a referral.

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